At the beginning of the season, Angelina Spath was on the junior varsity team.
Yet the sophomore has proven herself to be a key component of the Roy C. Ketcham High School’s varsity softball team, and she showed it on Tuesday.
Spath, a sophomore, delivered a pinch-hit single in the sixth inning, which sparked Ketcham’s offense and helped lift the Indians to a 4-2 win over Fox Lane in Bedford Hills. It was Ketcham’s sixth straight victory.
“She came in ready to hit,” Indians coach Scott Satterlee said of Spath. “She lined it to right field to score the first run. She came up and was aggressive, and put a good swing on it.”
Ketcham added another run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, and padded the lead in the seventh. Carissa Della Vecchia drilled a two-run home run to give Ketcham all it needed to win. She also doubled and finished 2 for 4.
Pitcher Jessica Roe tossed a complete game and allowed four hits. The senior struck out six.
“She’s been solid all year,” Satterlee said of Roe. “It was another solid performance. She pitched well, got ahead. She’s leading like a senior and pitching like a senior. It’s what we’ve come to expect out of her.”
Ketcham (11-4) hosts its Senior Day on Wednesday against Arlington.
“We got a 2-0 win over (the Admirals) on Monday,” Satterlee added. “We’ve got to come ready to play. One inning, one pitch and one at-bat at a time.”
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